The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health and Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced a proposed rule on May 4 mandating businesses to...
Q&A with Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network (May 11, 2012)
"As Rio+20 approaches, IPS interviewed Tom B.K. Goldtooth, who has been an activist for social change in Native American communities for more than three decades and is the executive director of Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), an alliance of indigenous peoples...
Mary Annette Pember: A tribute to mother's Ojibwe beadwork (May 11, 2012)
"A few months ago, while looking for something else, I found my mother’s beadwork. They are just bits, really, of much longer strips of loom work that is typically made into belts or regalia. They carry her signature design and...
Northern Arapaho Tribe reportedly warns of employee layoffs (May 11, 2012)
The Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming has reportedly started to lay off some of its employees. The tribe's human resources manager has been warning of layoffs. A number wasn't available but one tribal member said she heard 70 people lost...
Cedric Sunray: Racist tendencies common in too many tribes (May 11, 2012)
Last month’s racially motivated killings in Oklahoma, perpetrated by Cherokee Indian Jake England and his white roommate against members of North Tulsa’s Black community, once again bring to light the prejudicial tendencies held by many in our Indian communities. This...
"Over the last week President Obama, in public events at high schools and speeches throughout the country, has led the charge to ensure that higher education for all students from all backgrounds is affordable. The president has done this because...
"Last weekend I traveled to Phoenix to visit my brother and friends, do some shopping, bask in the warm weather and basically, get away. When I was young the only time I went to Phoenix was for the state track...
The Department of Justice sued controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Thursday, accusing him and his office of engaging in "unlawful discriminatory police conduct" against Hispanic people in Maricopa County, Arizona. Arpaio has boasted of his efforts to crack down on...
Opinion: The 'one-drop rule' and an American Indian identity (May 11, 2012)
"So what if Elizabeth Warren claims to be part American Indian? She's entitled, according to historical documents. Besides, Americans never have been all that clear or consistent about what distinguishes one race from another. Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts...
"There is little doubt that natural gas, which is plentiful and cleaner than coal, could help with the country’s energy and climate problems. But as Interior Secretary Ken Salazar once warned, the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing could be...
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